Today’s smoothie is inspired by a classic dose of my childhood nostagia. Does anyone remember strawberry orange banana juice, or even pineapple orange banana juice?
As a kid, both of those juices were some of absolute favorites. Oh and let’s not forget about my obsession with cherry and orange tangerine Juicy Juice — SO GOOD!
Curious what your favorite juice was when you were a kid? Drop a comment and maybe I’ll recreate it!
Ingredients in this strawberry orange banana smoothie recipe
You’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make this dairy free strawberry orange banana smoothie:
- Frozen strawberries: I recommend using frozen strawberries instead of fresh so that you don’t need to add additional ice cubes.
- Banana: feel free to use a fresh or frozen one to naturally sweeten this smoothie.
- Orange: there’s no orange juice concentrate in this recipe, just one fresh orange packed with vitamin C.
- Almond milk: to help get the right consistency and keep the smoothie vegan & dairy free. You can use any milk you’d like but I like to use almond or cashew milk. For a tropical twist, try coconut milk.
- Toppings: I love topping this smoothie with fresh banana or strawberry slices! Feel free to add granola or even unsweetened coconut flakes, too. Yum!
Don’t like bananas? You can easily swap 1 cup frozen pineapple for a delicious, tropical flavor!
Optional smoothie additions
Feel free to truly make this strawberry orange banana smoothie your own! Here are a few nutritional suggestions:
- Flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals. It’s especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.
- Chia seeds: add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
- Hemp seeds: feel free to throw in those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
- Oats: add about 1/3 cup oats to your smoothie for an additional thickness & heartiness. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.
- Organic spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a few cups of spinach. It may turn the smoothie a different color, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach.
- Greek yogurt: add a boost of protein with a scoop of Greek yogurt (or your favorite, dairy free yogurt). You may have to reduce the almond milk to 1/2 cup in this smoothie when adding yogurt.
- Protein powder or collagen peptides: another great way to add some protein. I recommend a plain or vanilla flavored protein powder in this recipe or plain collagen. Here is a great plant-based protein powder option.
Tips for making this orange strawberry banana smoothie
Here are a few of my favorite tips for making this smoothie creamy and delicious:
- Use frozen strawberries and banana if possible as they’ll help keep the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary. If you only have fresh fruit, try adding 1 cup frozen cauliflower as it blends much easier than ice.
- Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen fruit much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.
- Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase the speed to high to help blend all ingredients. End with the blender on low speed.
Meal prep this smoothie recipe
Make this easy strawberry orange banana smoothie ahead of time to enjoy later! I have three amazing methods for prepping and storing smoothies right in your freezer. You’ll learn the ice cube tray method, the mason jar method and the freezer pack method. Get all of my tips and tricks here!
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I hope you love this healthy strawberry orange banana smoothie! If you make this recipe I’d love it if you left a comment & a rating to let me know how you liked it. Really appreciate it, xo!
Vitamin C Packed Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie
Tangy and delicious vitamin C packed strawberry orange banana smoothie made with fresh fruit and creamy almond milk. This easy, 4-ingredient smoothie is vegan and perfect for adding a boost of your favorite protein. A wonderful, healthy breakfast or snack!
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 medium orange, peeled
- ¾-1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more to thin if necessary
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serves 2. Feel free to cut the recipe in half to serve 1.
If you don’t like bananas, you can sub 1 cup frozen pineapple.
Feel free to add ½ cup plain greek yogurt for a boost of protein. If you add yogurt, you may want to consider reducing the almond milk to 1/2 cup total. Feel free to add more if necessary to thin out smoothie to your liking.
I have three amazing methods for prepping and storing smoothies right in your freezer. You’ll learn the ice cube tray method, the mason jar method and the freezer pack method. Get all of my tips and tricks here!
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats